PRIVATE BEACH FRONT ON GULF OF MEXICO W/PANORAMIC VIEWS OF GULF AND INTERCOSTAL.
Tina & John Altieri
- english, french, italian
About Tina & John Altieri
Our family moved to Florida in June 1992. Before purchasing this unit, we scoped most beaches from the east to the west coast of Florida. When we found Indian Rocks Beach and walked into this unit, we knew we found our home away from home. The views, the turquoise gulf, the sugary white sand, the building itself; had everything we wanted and more. The best part of this location is its versatility -- private enough to just "hideaway" and enjoy beach living at it's best or explore some of Florida's main attractions. This location has it all.
Tina & John Altieri purchased this Condo in 2002
What makes this Condo unique
Some of the most popular benefits of this condo are its size and location. The building itself is private with a total of 15 units. At full capacity, it is private and quiet. The sand is soft and white and the water is crystal clear. The condo is situated in the 'Narrows' which is surrounded by the gulf and the inter-coastal. The photos are very deceiving. Most people, upon arrival, express how happy they are with the size of the unit and the views. It is very roomy and split into two sections: the gulf side and the intercoastal side. Come and check it out soon.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Best Vaca Ever
It seems belittling to simply call it "Best Vacay Ever" but it was. The location of the condo is perfect. Literally right on the beach. There is a pool that the kids loved and we had a elevator which was perfect for our family. There are two dedicated parking spots that are covered in a garage beneath the condo which can be tricky to manage with larger vehicles but not impossible (thank God for back up cameras!) There is also overflow parking available although limited if you are unable to navigate the covered parking easily. One of the neatest things I liked about the condo is that there is a stairwell at the back that leads onto the balcony and takes you directly to the pool area, which is how you access the beach. This proved invaluable. The condo is one of the most well appointed spaces I have stayed in with lots of spices, pots, pans, condiments, coffee filters, first aid kit, books, games, anything you could possibly need - was there. And if there was something we needed (which we didn't) there isn't a doubt in my mind that the ever attentive property manager Christen or Tina/John would have done anything possible if we needed to meet our needs. The king bed slept like I dream from what I'm told. The queen bed wasn't like home and it wasn't terrible; I know they are making updates to the condo, and I'm sure the bed updates are likely on the list from what I've read. The twin beds slept great! All in all, we had a lovely stay and cannot wait to return.
Wow!! What an incredible review.... Thank you for reiterating all that we love about our/your home away from home. Your feedback is an important part of the changes and updates affecting the overall vacation experience. Our local cleaners, runners and contractors are simply a phone call away and a crucial part of our team. Your family was truly a pleasure to host and easy to please. We can’t wait to have you back!
Great Family Rental!
Our family has stayed in this unit numerous times over the past years. John and Tina are always available, communication about the property is always relayed in a timely manner. Our family has wonderful memories staying in this unit. We will definitely be staying again next year!
Thank you for the awesome review. We're happy that your family can create memories at our/your home away from home. See you next year.
All our best,
John & Tina
My family and I visited Footprints Hideaway on the Gulf and it was perfect for us! We have young children (ages 8, 5 and 2) and they loved being so close to the beach, pool, and fishing access at the dock. The unit was very clean and John and Tina were very kind and helpful during our stay. Highly recommend anyone to stay at this unit!
It was our pleasure to meet your family upon arrival. Your high recommendation of our/your home away from home confirms our personal dedication to each one of our guests who visit. We look forward to seeing some of the photos taken during your stay. Until next time.... sincerely yours, John & Tina
Amazing family vacation
We had such an amazing family vacation over the Thanksgiving Holiday. The condo is just perfect. Extremely clean, great location, beaches were perfect. Restaurants are all very close and food was amazing. We spent the mornings on the balcony of the inter coastal side of the condo and evenings watching amazing sunsets on the beach side balcony. We will be back!!!!
So pleased to know your Thanksgiving Holiday was amazing. Expressing your opinion about the condo being perfect and all you expected gives us great pride in the efforts made to accommodate each and every family who visits. Thank you for your wonderful review and know that you are officially part of our Footprints Family. We look forward to hearing from you soon to reserve your next vacation. All the best from our family to yours for a healthy Happy New Year. Sincerely, John & Tina
Checks all the boxes on the list!
A wonderful experience overall. Simply put, Tina cares. Unfortunately, the red tide was threatening this beachfront property and Tina did not shy away from being up front and honest about the conditions in the weeks/days before our recent vacation. Fortunately, our beach was for the most part unaffected. My wife did see several dead fish on one morning, but we never had any bad smells or respiratory issues during our week. Tina took the time to visit the property and give it her own "sniff test" since the red tide does adversely affect her. She reassured us 3 days prior to our visit... a testimony to her commitment to her guests having a quality experience.
The lay out of the condo is perfect for families up to 6. I'm sure even bigger families would be OK, just that somebody's sleeping on the couch!
We loved the two balcony set up. The unit sits directly on the beach so your west balcony(2nd floor) has a perfect view of the Gulf and sunsets while the east balcony overlooks Gulf Blvd, the intercoastal waterway, and the building's dock. It's completely possible to be on different sides of this building-wide condo and have all the alone time you need.
Tina and John have given A LOT of thought in providing all the particulars needed for a family. Beach chairs, umbrella, pool/ocean floats, fishing rods (although no tackle box nor tackle for toothed fish), a plethora of books, DVD's, writing desk, binoculars, just to name several off the top of my head.
The kitchen is fully stocked with every pan, dish, glassware, utensils needed. Full size fridge. If you're a BBQer, the pit is shared with other tenants and sits down by the pool. It's pretty big with a heavy iron lid, similar to what you'd see in a state park. It worked fine for my steaks, chops, and chicken I 'qued up.
Lots of Gulf wildlife! Stingrays, crabs, manatees all seen our 1st day. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium monitors the multiple turtle nests and we were fortunate enough to see them explore a nest the morning after a "turtle boil". They extracted 6 live baby turtles that had yet to make it out. Pretty cool to see them set off for a new life in the ocean! There were dozens of shore birds. I was amazed at how many pelicans call this beach home. Terns, sand pipers, black skimmers, and cranes every beach walk.
The beach itself was very pleasant and only populated with whoever else was staying at the building (12 units I think). Needless to say, not crowded at all.
We'll be back!
Condo was wonderful
Unit was beautiful. Well maintained. It had everything we needed. The little things that were there made all the difference.
Indian Rocks Beach is a welcoming town of 5,000 and offers a little of everything from nature preserves and an art center to an historical museum. The "Narrows" is our unique location and well known for its versatility. Just hide away on our beautiful private beach or venture out to some of the most popular tourist attractions. (Listed below) Clearwater Beach, See Winter the Dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium the star of two "Dolphin Tale" movies. Sunset Cruises, Gambling, Day Cruises, Fishing charters, Dinner/Dancing, Dolphin & Whale watching, etc, Theme parks such as Busch Gardens/Adventure Island Water Park, Disney/Sea World, Fabulous shopping ranging from up-scale boutiques to moderate stores minutes from condo, Golfing, Miniature Golf, Fine Dining along Gulf Boulevard where the Trolley takes you anywhere from Clearwater Beach to John's Pass.
Villa Gallace- 0.4 miles (8 min walk)
JD''s Restaurant and Lounge- 0.4 miles (8 min walk)
The Pub Waterfront Restaurant- 0.4 miles (8 min walk)
Aqua Prime Seafood and Steaks Restaurant- 0.5 miles (10 min walk)
Los Mexicanos- 0.5 miles (10 min walk)
Slyce Pizza Bar- 0.6 miles (12 min walk)
Shipwatch Pantry- 0.7 miles (14 min walk)
The Beach- 0.1 mile (2 min walk)
Seabird Sanctuary - 2.8 miles (7 min drive)
Tampa Bay Grand Prix - 35 miles (57 min drive)
Salvador Dali Museum - 25 miles (44 min drive)
Florida Aquarium - 27 miles (49 min drive)
Big Cat Rescue - 27 miles (48 min drive)
Tampa''s Lowry Park Zoo - 30 mile (50 min drive)
Hard Rock Casino - 31 mile (49 min drive)
Bush Gardens - 33 miles (54 min drive)
Mosi Museum - 35 mile (55 min drive)
Disney World - 96 miles (2 hour drive)
SeaWorld - 97 miles (112 min drive)
Kennedy Space Center - 160 mile (3hour drive)
Kolb Park- 1.8 miles (7 min drive)
Indian Rocks Beach Brown Park- 2.6 miles (9 min drive)
Close to vacation rentals like bikes, scooters, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and more.